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    September 15, 2010
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counting all the votes and according to the bernstein campaign he is ahead by more than 1200 votes. brian kuebler explains despite the latest numbers no one is claiming victory or defeat. >> reporter: last night's crowds optimism and cheering have all stopped. today both the bernstein and jessamy camps are dodging microphones a day later which is a razor thin race. >> i'm committed to working with whoever the citizens choose as states attorney to help reduce violent crime in the city eric who that may be we still don't know. challenger gregg bernstein maintained about a 1400 vote lead as the city worked to tally the remaining 3% of its voting precinct. the election board says it runs the memory cards of voting machines as they come in on election night but rerun them
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the next day ensuring 100% reporting. that final total can still skew the state's attorney's race either way even before the number of absentee ballots left to count. >> 2100 absentee ballots. provisional ballot count has to be done as well. >> reporter: a total process the board says may not even finish until the middle of next week. a grueling holding pattern for both camps as clearly every vote counts. in baltimore brian kuebler abc 2 news. this statement was just released by the bernstein camp. we are pleased to see that the final results consistent with the voting trends. a spokesperson for the jessamy campaign have conflicting numbers and are not ready to concede the election.
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there are more than 2100 absentee ballots yet to be counted. let's see how the numbers fared when it comes to gubernatorial primary on the republican side former governor robert erhlich topping brian murphy who was endorsed by sara p palin. martin o'malley winning easily over his challengesers. they will see a rematch of the 2006 maryland governor's race. in the democratic race for baltimore county executive kevin k has claimed victory. he told reporters that he had received a telephone message from his opponent joe bartenfelder conceding the race. in light of the bitter campaign he says he will reach out to his opponent to heal the divide in the party. >> look, it's the same message i gave to my kids, there's a
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winner and loser in every ball game it's not a reflection on either team someone has to win and someone has to lose at the end of the game you shake hands you say good game and move forward. my hand is out and extended to joe. when we meet in person . >> he will face kenneth holt in november. early voting got its first test this primary and overall the reviews are good. the state board of election says things went smoothly but costs are being added. >> reporter: voting may be a hard fought privilege but it costs money to dot. early voting adds to those costs. with such a low turn out for this primary some wonder if the costs will eventually outweigh the need. it is said that the price of democracy isn't cheap and for this year's early voting primary in maryland it cost the state and counties more than 3 million bucks. overall the state says the
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early voting went well with few glitches in all the state's 24 counties even though the turnout was slow dismal in some counties it did work. >> we're interested in the process and making sure the process we spent the money that was necessary to make sure the process worked well and i think it proved it was everything did go smoothly. the numbers are what they are. and i think each year that we do it will probably increase as people learn more about it. >> reporter: goldstein says limit estimates show early voting costs more than $3.4 million in state and local cost. the state spent more than a half million dollars most of the costs however fell into the county's lap more than $2.8 million. the county's costs covered a wide range with the bulk of the cost coming from election judge pay $1.1 million. signs commercials $646,000 to things like overtime foreperson nell, more than $480,000.
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baltimore city election director says he's adding up but his costs been hundreds of thousands of dollars for only 7200 votes cast early. >> we're working on a cost early voting cost with overtime involved, use of facilities, mailings, printing. >> reporter: the montgomery county had the lowest turn out only 7500 people voted early out of a possible half a million. that's a little more than 1%. the state however is optimistic that as it becomes a regular part of the election process the early turn out will increase substantially. remember abc2news.com has you covered with all the results on our web site today we are asking do you think early voting is worth the cost to you the taxpayer? tell us why or why not. all you have to do is head to
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abc2news.com to vote. around 80 degrees last couple of hours top of this hour we bumped up to 83 at bwi. warm afternoon beautiful september sunshine what's to complain about right. take a look at some of the number out this this afternoon. 78 downtown, 75 in annapolis right now. we've got 79 in cambridge we actually started off in 40s this morning. sunny and beautiful way across the entire eastern u. s. off to the left of your screen that is our next storm system inbound our way tomorrow evening. this evening we're going to call it 70s change that forecast a little bit. it's gotten so warm it's going to be pleasant. talk about your weekend and again when that window for rain is it's a narrow one it's coming up. >> thanks a lot wyatt. city police are still search for a man suspected of robbing a liquor store in north
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baltimore. it happened around 3:30 this afternoon in a shopping center off lock raven boulevard in northern parkway. police say that an armed security guard saw two men trying to rob the store. the suspects then fled through the parking lot where the security guard opened fire. >> hear gun shots and we all turn around and look and it looks fine and saw people running down the hill. >> as coaches and human beings make sure the kids are safe, things happen in society today. we got the kids safe where they belong. >> one man was caught around the corner and the other suspect is still on the loose. mercy high school was placed on lockdown for a short time this afternoon but students have since been given the all clear to leave. a fourth witness has taken the stand in the murder trial of former baltimore city councilman ken harris. jazz club owner keith covington testified that harris disobeyed the gunman's demands to step back inside the club. instead he tried to get into
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his car but was shot and killed. harris's female companion testified monday that she was cut by flying glass but was otherwise unhurt. jerome williams charles mcgain he and collins are accused of killing harris two years ago. tonight police are trying to determine how a body end up near a schooling in howard county. a jogger who was out for a morning run discovered the body near long reach high school in columbia. the person called 911 to alert police. investigators are still working to identify the body. baltimore's police union continues to let people know exactly how they feel about all the city's pension changes. the most recent billboard reads, baltimore police and firefighters stand by an oath to protect you and your family despite city hall turning its back on us. it is on the east side of
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interstate 83. changes in the pension system were put into place last month. the unions have filed a suit in federal court to challenge the legality of the changes. the police union's previous billboard red welcome to baltimore home to a mayor and city council who turn their backs on our police and firefighters. well, the world's largest automaker makes a strategic move in court over the broken accelerator claims. what lawyers for toyota want the judge to do and how they are now pointing the finger. and going to the dentist at any age can be one of the most unequal come visits, but you're going to see why thousands of doctors are trying to change the generational serial type. >> two cavitys can you believe it. 83 degrees at bwi warmer than we thought. 79 was the two degree guarantee no winner today. we'll try again for you tomorrow. that forecast coming up right after this. what a beautiful night.
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i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work.
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dismiss toyota has moved to dismiss the lawsuit about his stuck pedals. attorneys for toyota owners had failed to identify defects in the cars. wells fargo says a federal judge has dismissed a suit filed by the city of baltimore that accused the lender of targeting black neighborhoods for bad loans the judge dismissed the lawsuit. soon you'll be able to make your cold cash in hartford county. the addition of kohl's which opens september 29th will mean 150 new jobs. it will be the 21st store to open in maryland. well, the next time you stop by the
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the library in southeast baltimore things will look different. they installed the bust of frank sap zappa. they will have a sculpture dedication. the 50,000-dollar, 50-foot statue was donated by a lit juan yan fan club in 2008. zappa's son is scheduled to perform at the tribute concert after the dedication. dr. jill biden wife of joe biden paid a visit to a aren't county part of ongoing work to showcase how the obama biden administration is committed to supporting america's community colleges and their students. she has taught at community college for the past 17 years. baltimore city community college for their convocation
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what a beautiful campus. >> you look very nice today. >> i'm trying to look collegiate. >> i agree. it's funny, but people ask about when will this stretch it can't last much longer it's so nice. >> right. >> sunny, 80, no humidity. really it will last well into next week. we could use rain tomorrow night, but it's a nice looking stretch. >> nothing to complaint about. >> maryland one of the best times of year. let's look at the inner harbor. a lot of boaters out and about taking in late summer weather technically still late summer. 77 degrees, humidity 50%. but overall really very, very comfortable. the humidity reading. wind southeast vector at 8 miles per hour. baltimore today a lot of blue sky. i mean, that was the theme all day long, baltimore and all around the state and really all around the east coast from boston all the way down into
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georgia didn't matter where you were today. beautiful weather and a lot of boat traffic on the harbor. nice looking day blue skies nice green grass. leaves still on the trees we're getting to see them blow around a little bit. let's take a look at some of the temperatures right now. 84 out west in frederick, 79 to the east in cambridge, and 79 up in wilmington. culpepper virginia sitting at 80. dew point numbers are low. this is great stuff. take you out a little wider blue skies, sunshine, all across the region. pennsylvania right down through virginia, north carolina. one thing about the very low humidity and breezy conditions of course there is still that slightly enhanced fire risk across the state. that will hold up for another 24 hours. high pressure control. we are watching the developing storm well out to the west showers and storms already just
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north of st. louis this in missouri crossing into the lower midwest later tonight and that same system heads our way tomorrow evening. mabry us some clouds as early as midday tomorrow. but i think the chance of rain is going to hold off. here's our computer model 6:00. rush hour should be dry at least here in baltimore rain pushes into western maryland through the evening. chance for scattered showers through tomorrow night. doesn't look like particularly heavy rain there will be hopefully some showers we could use them. out in the tropics heavy weather. two major hurricanes at one time. hurricane julia and also category 4 hurricane igor, and igor tracking very quickly now up out of the south and taking dead aim at bermuda. >> winds 135 miles per hour keeping igor a category 4. let's take a look at it 58 few clouds tomorrow nice day. 84 early sun. clouds thick he enup. tomorrow we're talking 63 or so
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with scattered showers we hope. outlook for the weekend no showers around after friday morning talking about sunshine beautiful temperatures around 80 saturday, 83 on sunday for the swim across america. it's looking fantastic right into early next week. kelly. all right thanks wyatt. coming up at 11:00 there are concerns tonight about the gas tanks in some popular ford trucks. we're going to tell you which ones are affected and why that defect could be costly to owners. plus horrifying case of elder abuse and it's all caught on tape. why the victim's daughters want you to see the disturbing video. all that and much more coming up at 11:00. faculty, staff and students at stevenson university on high alert after a student came down with what health officials believe is bacterial meningitis. associate dean says the student is in stable condition. other students who may have been exposed have already been identified, contacted and treated by the school's
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wellness center. bacterial meningitis is caused by bacteria covers the brain and spinal cord it can be a life-threatening illness. high fever, headache, chills and a stiff neck. the neck is so stiff that the patient can't even lower their chin to their chest. other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting and confusion. in some cases especially where treatment is delayed bacterial meningitis can cause brain damage that results in permanent disabilities and even death. good dental hygiene starts when you're young. keep your child's smile healthy in today's health minute. >> reporter: 6-year-old graham rick loves having no cavities besides getting her picture on the wall at her dentist office
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she takes care of her teeth for one main reason. >> i don't want my teeth to fall out. >> reporter: all three of her kids starting brushing at age 2. >> we would always come up behind them after they burned and make sure they got all the nooks and crannies. >> reporter: something all parents should be doing. >> most kids cannot brush by themself until they are 8 or 9 they don't have the motor skills to do a good job they definitely can't floss until 10 or 11. >> reporter: this mistake is something the president-elect of the american academy of pediatric dentistry hears all the time. >> if you finish the meal it could be 2 or 3 hours you left that foot on your treat. >> reporter: she recommended brushing after every meal instead. what kids drink is as important. replace sugary drinks sports drinks with regular water. even if your child does have seal ants only the biting surface is covered they can still sometimes get decay on one of the other sides of the
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teeth i'm christie paul. caregivers at summit park nursing home in katon'sville are demanding changes their union is in the process of negotiating contracts with the necessarying home. workers want some key issues cleared up. >> i would love to see adequate staffing in the workplace. i would love for us to get health insurance, affordable health insurance for our self and our families. >> the workers say they are sometimes left to take care up to 21 residents. they are asking for help with education. although flu season is not here yet the thought can be scary for millions of pregnant women. there's positive news though. new government data shows due to last season swine flu pandemic the flu brought extra tension to the need for vaccination. this year health officials recommend pregnant women return to the usual one dose flu vaccine. to read more about how to better protect your family
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against the flu you can log on to our web site at abc2news.com and there you can click on the health tab. all right. let's take a look at how that driver drive home is looking. 695 liberty road none appears to be moving slowly. we'll be right back after a break. re she is... pretty cool, huh? yeah, but... what happened to the back there? well, here's the thing: this was the only "sporty two-seater" they had on my budget. uh-huh. and the seats go all the way back. (announcer) settling for less is not smart. what is smart is getting more car for your money at carmax. for the money you'd spend on a stripped down new car, you could get a fully loaded, guaranteed-quality used car at carmax. now more than ever, the smart choice is carmax. the way car buying should be.
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ss: our breakout session is got the gecko t-shirt... "4 million drivers switched!" gecko water bottle... notebook... chamois... gecko: sir, i feel a little bit uncomfortable with all... you know... with all this. i mean, it's not about me. should be about how geico's the third-largest car insurance company in the nation. things like that. boss: oh, of course! we're not gonna get carried away. gecko: uh...yeah... all right as long as we don't overdo it. vo: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases.
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as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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. stocks closing higher. let's take a look at the numbers. the dow jones up 46, nasdaq up 11.5 and s & p 500 up almost 4. that's what i like to see some green on that board. >> watch that baby go up. that's was we like to see. temperatures going up for us tomorrow kelly, in fact, we should be back into the mid 80s. take a look couple degrees warmer anyway. one thing that will change tomorrow clouds thicken up late in the day. there will be chance for scattered late showers probably after 4:00 we're talking, 7:00, 8:00 tomorrow night. late evening plans tomorrow could be doused with a few drops we could use the rain here we'll keep an eye out for that. >> good job on the billing keynote speech tonight. >> thanks. we'll be back tonight at 11:00. have a good night.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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